Trolls, Antisemites and More

The beauty of blogging is that you just never know who is going to decide to come and visit your blog. Some of your guests are going to be delightful and others are going to be less delightful. Some of them are going to have manners and some are going to be examples of the worst that man has to offer.

No exaggeration. I mean that wholeheartedly. People will say anything, especially from the safety of their keyboard

Now there are things that you can do try and monitor/moderate the discussion among you and your guests. Technology offers all sorts of tools that you can use to maintain a civil discourse. I have made a point of not using most of those.

The problem with applying filters is that it sometimes catches people that you prefer would be allowed to roam the premises. That is not how I want this blog to operate. It is an open forum in which virtually any comment is allowed to stay.

That doesn’t mean that I do not reserve the right to remove comments for any reason whatsoever. I don’t suffer spam. Blatant ads are removed. Racist comments are generally removed as well.

I say generally removed because sometimes I will leave them up because they help to provide a context for a discussion. I do not do so gratuitously. I just know that sometimes the best way to make a point is to provide a good example.

In case you are wondering what motivated this post it is because of a number of emails and comments I recently received that follow Aryan/Nazi protocol. Some of these fine people would prefer to see me dead, or so they have expressed. Ok, it is not just me, there are quite a few people that they would like to see die.

Since we do not have the pleasure of meeting in person I am not able to provide you with my own special greeting. I would be happy to help you enjoy an extra large dose of STFU and GFY. I do believe that my size 12 boot would lend itself well to this endeavor.

That is all for now.

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6 Comments

  1. Jack's Shack December 21, 2006 at 6:16 am

    Benning,

    Quite true.

    Bill,

    Well said.

  2. Bill December 20, 2006 at 8:23 pm

    Hence the reason I didn’t blog that email I shared with you.

    I tend not to encourage the social freak show that includes Aryan / Nazi’s types.

    They have enough fun on their own outhouse like blogs and web pages.

    I just wish that there was a faster way to flush them out of society with out trampling on freedom of speech.

    Education is the best way, but then they put on academic robes (David Duke) or political chains of office(Mahmoud Ahmadinejad).

    Sometimes arguing logically is a waste of time and a good STFU is in order.

    Hey Mahmoud Ahmadinejad GFY !

  3. benning December 20, 2006 at 3:31 pm

    I dunno, Jack. I think a size 12 might be a tad small for some of the Fat Arse folks who infest the ‘Net.

  4. Jack's Shack December 20, 2006 at 7:29 am

    Snoopy,

    Ever see what Jerry does to Tom in the Tom and Jerry cartoons.

  5. Anonymous December 19, 2006 at 3:19 pm

    I rather like when creatures like these visit us. Sometimes their stupidity provides a welcome distraction and a few laughs. In moderation, of course.

    Anyway, I had a message for you – believe it or not, a minute or so before reading your inflammatory anti-feline comment on WBM’s place, I read the following:

    http://imshin.net/?p=488

    Enjoy. He he.
    Cheers.

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